It was written in 1200 BC. The main themes of Yajurveda are the sacred formulas recited by Brahmin priests during the performance of sacrifices. The third book of Vedas, Samveda (1100 BC), was also known as the Veda of chants. In its essence Samveda was an anthology of Rigveda writings. The last Veda is the Arthaveda (1200 BC).It consisted of hymns, incantations and magic charms.
When the Indo-Europeans invaded India during 1500 to 500 BC, their religion of Vedas also greatly influenced the indigenous beliefs of Hinduism. Over 80% of Indians still practice Hinduism in modern India. The Hindus brought up in Hindu families are so steeped in the various Hindu traditions from infancy that they are totally imbibed into the Hindu religious system. The sages and seers over the ages held a prominent place in the religious beliefs of the region and their teachings of non-violence, unity, prayers and a life of righteousness have greatly influenced Hinduism.
They then receive the other Gods as another aspect of the Brahman. What else that makes up the Hindu religion is their faith in Karma. Hindus believe that the spirit goes through a succession of lives and the next life depends on how a person was in their previous existence. With that said it is clear that Hindus believe in the birth, death, and reinc... ... middle of paper ... ...nd Raja yoga, the nature of posture and methods of breathing. The Hindus need to have immunity from material existence because some believe they will enter into heavenly bliss, which compared to that of the Christian Heaven because they also believe that they will enjoy the spirit of God and all their problems will be washed away.
They comprise of hymns and prayers. Of these four oldest and sacred texts of India, The Rig Veda is the main source of information on the Rig Vedic civilization. The Rig Veda was written by the Aryans who entered the Indus Valey toward the end of the Harappan Civilization (which date backs to roughly 1500 BCE). The Vedic era hints that “the ideas of a culture are reflected in its deities, and the characters of the gods in the Vedas give an insight into the values and practives of early Hinduism.” (The Worlds of Religion, chapter 9) Although the concept of a Single Supreme Being is hinted at in the Vedic period, the concept of Brahma as the ultim... ... middle of paper ... ... whose mind is always free from attachment, who has subdued the mind and senses, and who is free from desires, attains the supreme perfection of freedom from Karma through renunciation.” Although Hinduism can be said to have emerged from Vedic religion, most of the sophisticated theological thought which characterized it was yet to develop. This proposition is generally valid, substantiated by the ideas of Brahma and karma, which are interconnected as the single life force is within everything and are hinted at in the Vedic religion and further developed after it.
Hinduism: From a Christian View Hinduism is regarded as the world’s oldest organized religion. Hinduism as a whole consists of thousands of various religious groups that have evolved over time. Hinduism has no recorded origin or founder and is applied to many of the philosophical and religious traditions found in India. The External Teaching or “Sanatana Dharma” is known as the religions collection of sacred texts. These texts while complex, encompass traditions and practices that share common ground but lack overall unity and consistency.
The rituals can go anywhere from reciting mantras to doing charitable work. A devout Hindu is expected to perform prayer every single day. Many rituals in Hinduism revolve around sacrifice to please the gods; this can be traced all the way back to the Vedic period. The concept of sacrifice has changed dramatically. Many modern sacrifices do not involve blood, but many have involved blood during the Vedic period.
Vedas are the oldest scriptures in the Hindu religion that are considered to be a straight ... ... middle of paper ... ...tual books are by unknown authors that only want to expand the groundwork of the religion. Because Hinduism was considered a way of life before it was a religion, many people did accept the doctrine and contributed to it. However, in Christianity, the books were all submitted by different people from different times. People would have no way of contacting Jesus or his followers but yet their work is still considered to be very significant. What people can bathe about is which that the most confusing thing about the Bible is that not a single word came from the hand of Jesus himself.
Hinduism Hinduism is one of the world’s most ancient religions. It is the third largest religion. There are many subjects involved in the Hinduism, such as: Hindu religious structure, art, artifacts, and the different time periods. Hindus practice strict religious beliefs and customs. Hinduism consists of a 1,000 religious groups that have evolved in India since 1500 B.C.
More than a religion, it is a way of life. Hinduism has no founder, Anyone who practices Dharma can call himself a Hindu. Hinduism is based on the practice of Dharma, which is the code of life. Hinduism has been their way of life for many years. Scholars are confused, it seems to be that Hinduism has no founder.
1-3). If I was living in 100 BC and had a choice to choose between Hinduism and Buddhism, I would choose to be Hindu since Hinduism had an amazing history and originality outstanding. The religion is often called "the oldest religion in the world" which implies that it has a great amount of history behind it. Its originality comes from its main features which include the belief in a Supreme Being, cosmic principle, eternal and infinite, the foundation of all things. Hindus believe that the universal soul takes three forms that are complementary: Brahma (creative principle), Vishnu (conservative principle) and Shiva (destroyer principle).